2018 Amsterdam Pride targeted by terrorists

2018 Amsterdam Pride targeted by terrorists

The Canal Parade during the 2018 Amsterdam Pride was the target of a group of Dutch terrorists. This news emerged, during the court case against a group of six men. The plan was to target a large public gathering with AK47 guns, bomb vests and a car bomb. The Amsterdam Pride passed that year before the men could get hold of any weapons. In an undercover operation, the Dutch police supplied inoperative guns and bombs…

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Amsterdam Pride 2020 cancelled

Amsterdam Pride 2020 cancelled

The Amsterdam Pride 2020 is cancelled due to the corona epidemic. For the organizers the disruption of the crisis causes too many uncertainties to be able to get the event off the ground this year. They also considered it irresponsible to organize events with crowds of hundreds of thousands of people packed on the streets and along the canals. Corona crisis and its impact on the LGBTQI+ community Like almost every other countries in the…

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Pride 2020 participants Canal Parade selected

Pride 2020 participants Canal Parade selected

The Canal Parade of Pride 2020 on August 1st seems far away. But yesterday Amsterdam Pride announced the participants for this years parade of LGBTQI+ themed boats trough the canals of Amsterdam. This year will see some notable entries from the LGBTQI+ community from the Netherlands and around the world. International participants The Canal Parade at the Amsterdam Pride is an event with international appeal. This shows every year in a number of participants from…

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Amsterdam Pride highlights

Amsterdam Pride highlights

The Amsterdam Pride is about to be celebrated again. This year the event takes place from 27th of July till August 4th. The theme this year is ‘Pride = Protest’ to celebrate and commemorate of 50 years Stonewall Inn riots and LGBTQI+ liberation. But the program is also filled with many parties. And of course the world-famous Canal Parade is part of the Pride. Here are the highlights of the main events and parties. Opening…

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Conchita Wurst member of Canal Parade 2019 jury

Conchita Wurst member of  Canal Parade 2019 jury

Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and all-round international LGBTQI+ icon, is part of the jury of the 2019 Canal Parade. As member of the jury, Conchita will judge which boat will be awarded the prize of best boat of the parade. The jury will reside on a prominent VIP stand along the parade, so they will see every boat clearly. They judge of course how beautiful and orginal a boat is…

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